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The concept of dementia 

The concept of dementia
The concept of dementia
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date: 22 October 2021

Recent developments have led to earlier assessment of people with cognitive impairment and earlier diagnosis of dementia. This has renewed discussion about the boundaries of dementia and its major causes and their relationship to ageing and also resulted in the publication of new sets of diagnostic criteria for dementia in general and the subtypes of dementia, e.g. Alzheimer’s disease. This chapter therefore consists of four contributions bringing different perspectives on the concept of dementia and its recognition and diagnosis.

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